Table 2

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Pain and Involvement in Procedures With Radiation Exposure

Involvement in Procedures With Radiation Exposure
(n = 1,042)
Control Group
(n = 499)
p Value
History of work-related pain570 (55)223 (45)<0.001
 + Ergonomic evaluation87 (8)57 (11)0.05
 + Sought medical care317 (30)122 (24)0.02
 + Missed work176 (17)70 (14)0.15
 + Short-/long-term disability91 (16)31 (14)0.47
 + Currently in pain300 (29)117 (23)0.03
Pain rating index0.22
 None/0746 (72)384 (77)
 1–5120 (12)48 (10)
 6–1099 (10)42 (8)
 11–1549 (5)16 (3)
 16+28 (3)9 (2)
Present pain intensity0.14
 None766 (74)395 (79)
 Mild113 (11)44 (9)
 Discomforting135 (13)49 (10)
 Distressing26 (2)9 (2)
 Horrible2 (0)1 (0)
 Excruciating0 (0)1 (0)
Type of pain0.17
 None745 (71)382 (77)
 Brief10 (1)4 (1)
 Intermittent190 (18)70 (14)
 Continuous97 (9)43 (9)
Pain medication in last 2 weeks0.15
 Never361 (35)191 (38)
 Occasionally, not every day514 (49)231 (46)
 Almost every day107 (10)40 (8)
 Every day59 (6)37 (7)

Values are n (%).